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Sinatra Dedicates Cultural Youth Center in Israel Bearing His Name

June 28, 1965
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Frank Sinatra, American film star, officially dedicated the Brotherhood and Cultural Youth Center bearing his name here today. He was accompanied by Yul Brynner and other stars of the film “Cast A Giant Shadow” which is about the life of the American-Jewish Army Colonel David (Mickey) Marcus who was killed while fighting for Israel in the 1948 War of Liberation.

In the film which is now being shot in Israel, Sinatra plays an American pilot. He announced that his fee for the appearance–estimated at $100,000–will be contributed to the Brotherhood Center. He added that he had first felt strongly pro-Israel because of his sympathy for the underdog. “Later, I admired the tremendous fight you put up and the vision you showed in winning and building your homeland,” he said. Chairman of the Upper Nazareth Council Mordechai Alon praised Sinatra’s work for humanity.

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